COVID-19 & Campus Updates

COVID-19 Confirmed Cases

Positive cases reported within the last 7 days











If you are identified as having been in contact with or in close proximity to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, you will be notified immediately. 

If a member of the community tests positive for COVID-19, they should complete and submit a Northwestern Qatar COVID-19 Report Form as soon as possible after receiving their results.

COVID-19 Updates

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH)   and the Qatar Foundation have announced the following updates that are effective November 1, 2022:

  • Citizens and residents of Qatar are no longer required to take a Rapid Antigen Test within 24 hours of arrival in Qatar.

  • Visitors are no longer required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR or Rapid Antigen Test before traveling to Qatar.

The latest information on Qatar’s Travel and Return policies can be found here. 

Northwestern Qatar

  • Presenting your Ehteraz app will only be required at healthcare facilities in Qatar; it will not be required to enter the Northwestern Qatar building or to use the QF Tram.

  • Students, faculty, and staff are required to be fully vaccinated, which is defined as receiving one or two primary series shots, depending on the type of vaccination.  A booster shot is not required. Subject to limited exceptions, students and faculty, are expected to attest to their vaccination status. Students should do that here; faculty and staff should go 

  • Face masks are no longer mandatory; however, they are recommended for anyone vulnerable or with a chronic condition, when you are near people who may have symptoms, or when you are in crowded or poorly ventilated areas.

  • Social distancing is no longer required.

  • If you are diagnosed with Covid-19 or have been exposed to someone with the virus you should report this information immediately here(use NU-Q VPN). Positive cases should isolate for five days and can leave isolation without testing but should wear a well-fitting mask for an additional five days.

  • Please continue to take personal responsibility to protect yourself and others. If you feel sick or are in close contact with a COVID case, stay home, and seek medical advice

Qatar Foundation

  • The QF Primary Health Care Center (QF-PHCC) is providing in-person consultations along with telemedicine consultations. Patients should call QF-PHCC at 44541240 or 44541244, or email, to book an appointment. 


  • Qatar offers patients remote healthcare services between 7:00 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. – 9:45 a.m. Telephone consultations can be arranged by calling 16000 and selecting your language, followed by option #2

Campus Updates